Your Dog Most Likely Needs A Winter Coat
Dogs can get a bit chilly, so if you need a jacket going outside, chances are your dog does too.
According to the American Kennel Club, sometimes dogs need a winter coat, especially ones without thick fur. Of course, if you have a Siberian Husky or German Shepard, they probably don't need a jacket.
My fur pal Sonny on the other hand is a Daschund, and he definitely always has a jacket on during cold winter days. Since Sonny is so low to the ground, it is easy for his belly to get cold. On rainy days, Sonny also wears a jacket because otherwise his belly gets wet quickly!
I know that a lot of people are opposed to putting clothes on animals, but this is actually for a good reason. Just think about how chilly you get when the weather drops below 40. Your BFF is feeling the exact same way.
Here's a quick list to determine if your pup needs a coat:
- Senior Dogs
- Dogs that sit low to the ground
- Miniature or toy dogs
- Dogs with lean bodies and short hair
- Long haired dogs that receive grooming
That's a lot of dogs! Most likely your dog qualifies for a winter coat. Don't think of this as a frivolous purchase, because your dog is a part of your family. You wouldn't let your kids or grandmother go outside during inclement weather without something to protect them, so don't let your doggie go without either.
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